Christianity Today Goes Full Pick-Up Artist

You know you've been there---you're sitting on the train or in an airplane (or perhaps in a waiting room or at a park) and you find yourself briefly in conversation with a stranger nearby. So you make smalltalk. Jerry Root, an evangelical professor, wants his readers to turn this smalltalk into evangelization.Root's call to everyday evangelism is in itself is perhaps not surprising---after all, evangelicals have long placed significant emphasis on evangelism---but his detailed discussion of t … [Read more...]


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Maybe We Need More Women in Health Insurance?

This morning Donald Trump sent out this tweet:Description of tweet: Text reads "Great meeting with CEOs of leading U.S. health insurance companies who provide great healthcare to the American people." Image shows Donald Trump sitting at a desk surrounded by 12 predominantly older businessmen (11 are white and 1 is black). I look at that image and I feel invisible. There are more white women in this country than there are white men, and still we get images like this. Yes, there is one  … [Read more...]


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University of Chicago Professor Compares Milo Yiannopoulos to Jesus

In this day and age, it is not unusual for a professor to have a blog. In some cases these blogs involve a further exploration of the professor's area of academic interest, and in other cases they involve a wider breadth of personal interests. Sometimes these blogs allow professors to make their work research by explaining modern happenings in light of the insight provided by their area of expertise. These blogs do not, however, typically include the un-ironic use of the c-word. And so the bull … [Read more...]


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An Evangelical-TERF Alliance Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

The conservative evangelical magazine, WORLD, is ecstatic. "Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender restroom policies," a headline declared last week. The debate about transgender restroom access has forged unlikely allies. Last month, the conservative Family Policy Alliance (FPA) and the self-described “radical feminist” Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), co-filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing efforts to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their perceived gen … [Read more...]


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Pregnant Women Are Hosts: New Terminology, Same Old Argument

Rep. Justin Humphrey, an Oklahoma lawmaker, has introduced a bill that would require a woman to get written permission from her sexual partner before obtaining an abortion. And there's more. At first, Humphrey said that the original intention of the bill was to ensure that fathers are involved in supporting a child from conception. “I was wanting fathers to have to pay child support at the beginning,” he said, but that specific language was excised from the bill.Ultimately, he said, his inte … [Read more...]


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The Danger of the “Wayward Woman” of Proverbs

I grew up in an evangelical home. For a while my mother read Proverbs to us each morning on repeat, reading the chapter that aligned with the day of the month and starting over again each new month. I remember the "wayward woman" verses.There are a lot of "wayward woman" verses. Proverbs chapter 57 Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth. 8 Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, 9 Or you will give your vigor to others … [Read more...]


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Correcting Assorted Conservative Misinformation

As the week ends, I wanted to touch on two pieces of news I saw earlier in the week but didn't have the time to respond to at the time. I'll combine them here and respond to both, as the two relate to similar topics. The first piece I want to address is this Facebook status by Chris McDaniel, a state senator in Mississippi:Text is as follows: So a group of unhappy liberal women marched in Washington DC. We shouldn't be surprised; almost all liberal women are unhappy. Perhaps there's a c … [Read more...]


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